Best rated budget hotels in Orlando, FL

Orlando welcomes millions of visitors each year and is home to some of the world's best theme parks and attractions. Most tourists travel on a budget, despite the extravagance and allure of the many opulent resorts available there.

Fortunately, this world-class tourist destination offers a wide range of options for tourists who want to save on their lodging expenses so they can spend a little more exploring everything Orlando has to offer.

If you're looking for inexpensive lodgings in Orlando, we've gathered 10 best rated options in different neighbourhoods.

This area is home to several resorts, many of which have self-parking fees. Most resorts provide shuttle service to the theme parks due to their proximity to Walt Disney World.

  • Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando – This official Walt Disney World hotel is less than a kilometre from Disney Springs and provides free shuttle service as well as early park entry (30 minutes) to all Disney theme parks. This no resort fee hotel caters to both young and old. Among the amenities included are a resort-style saltwater pool, a variety of on-site dining options, an arcade, and much more.
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando Theme Parks – This hotel is conveniently close to Disney World and the west entrance of Disney Springs. It is also accessible via shuttle and a short drive to other popular theme parks like Universal, SeaWorld, and more. Every suite has a full kitchen and complete dining bar. Parents can unwind at the resort-style pool while enjoying delectable beverages after a day at the parks. The kids can amuse themselves in the on-site high-tech game room.

Conveniently located near the main attractions, this area offers a wide variety of hotels, most with smaller outdoor areas and pools, and restaurants.  

  • Wyndham Garden Orlando Universal – Located just a few minutes from the renowned Disney parks, shopping venues and Universal CityWalk, this budget hotel is the perfect place to relax. Among the amenities offered are a saltwater pool, a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness centre, bar and restaurant, guest laundry, a business centre, free parking and a shuttle to theme parks.
  • Universal’s Endless Summer Resort Surfside Inn – Families looking for a reasonably priced hotel should consider this resort. Due to its surf and sea-themed décor, it exudes a laid-back and easy vibe. Some advantages of staying at this hotel include its close proximity to Wet 'n' Wild Orlando, complimentary shuttle service to the Universal theme parks and early admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for pass holders. The resort's feature amenities include a pool, fitness centre, kids' game room, and Universal vacation-planning centre.

Downtown Orlando is charming because it gives a small town a sense of a big city feel. The fantastic nightlife offered by this area's entertainment district is a perk of staying there. This area is a less family-friendly place to stay compared to other places simply because it is farther away from the theme parks.

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton – Perfectly located in Lake Eola, guests will benefit from easy access to attractions in and around the downtown area. This hotel offers a number of top-notch amenities, including a lush outdoor pool and a fully equipped gym. The cozy rooms feature coffee and tea makers, cable TV, free wireless internet, a fridge, and a microwave for self-catering.
  • Aloft Orlando – Aloft Orland Downtown offers guests contemporary lodging just steps from important city landmarks like the Amway Center, Orlando City Stadium and City Hall. Business travellers, families and groups looking for chic surroundings in a prime location should definitely consider this hotel. It has a minimarket where guests can grab snacks and beverages to keep in their rooms as well as a bar that offers more affordably priced drinks. On-site amenities also include a pool and a fitness centre.

Most of Orlando's attractions, like CityWalk, which has a wide selection of top eateries, entertainment, and nightlife venues, are conveniently located close by Universal Studios. Because the neighbourhood around the Universal Studios theme parks is primarily residential, some visitors may feel that this area is less like a vacation destination.

  • Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort – The beach resorts of the mid-1900s served as inspiration for this vibrant, retro-style value hotel. Great amenities such as two enormous pools, a lazy river, bowling alley, arcade room, and more ensure fun for guests of all ages. Frequent Disney character appearances on Friday nights, free shuttle service to Universal Parks, and early park entry for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter tickets holders are just a few advantages of staying at this resort.
  • Residence Inn by Marriott – In addition to providing a budget-friendly haven for families, this official Universal Partner hotel also offers free shuttle service to and from Universal's theme parks. SeaWorld and the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets are two within-reach attractions. The one- and two-bedroom suites can comfortably accommodate families of various sizes. Featured amenities include a putting green, fitness centre, an outdoor pool, and a full-service business center.

This neighbourhood is one of the best locations for finding cheap hotel lodging. The area has convenient transportation options and easy access to the theme parks with Walt Disney World Resort situated just north of Kissimmee and the nearby suburb of Celebration.

  • Sonder Cirrus – Walt Disney World theme parks are only a short drive away, so guests can expect an action-packed trip while staying at this hotel. Among the amenities available to guests are a 24-hour on-site laundry facility, pools for adults and children, hot tub, and free private parking. Guests will find great dining-out options such as Cracker Barrell, Red Lobster, Outback Steakhouse, and more within walking distance.
  • Galleria Palms Hotel – This hotel combines an affordable stay with contemporary resort-style amenities. Just minutes from Disney's main gate, it is ideally situated close to all the best attractions, golf courses and shopping. In addition, the hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, free parking, a heated pool, daily complimentary deluxe hot breakfast buffet, guest laundry services available around-the-clock and a free shuttle to some nearby theme parks.
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